NOV 21, 2019, TORONTO, ONTARIO—The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has announced $520,000 in funding to support new projects across Canada in its November cycle of awards. AFC’s board of directors met in Toronto on November 20–21, 2019 to review its strategic road map and begin to chart a new course for 2020–2023, in addition to awarding grants to over 40 applicants.
“At a time when it is possible to feel discouraged about current statistics about the future of the Anglican Church of Canada, AFC’s Board of Directors is inspired to receive applications from all across the country for project proposals that will build up faith communities,” says the Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois, AFC’s executive director. “I am encouraged by the resilience of Canadian Anglicans whose small buds of faith are springing up in imaginative and diverse ways to enhance ministry,” she said.
In addition to infrastructure and restoration disbursements of $318,000, AFC provided $146,000 for innovative ministry projects, and $47,750 for theological education bursaries. Additionally, AFC reached its goal for 2019 of giving away its $100,000th dollar from the Kids Helping Kids Fund to support before-school breakfast programs, after-school homework clubs, choir camps and hospice care for children. “When we support and nurture our children, we inspire cartwheels in their hearts.”—Fred Rogers
From coast to coast to coast, the donations of Canadian Anglicans are making it possible to fund ministry of all kinds: educational resources for children and youth, theological education, musical composition, art installations, creative liturgies reflecting new realities of worshippers, and summer camps for young refugees to Canada.
ABOUT THE ANGLICAN FOUNDATION OF CANADA
The Anglican Foundation of Canada seeks to foster Anglican presence by providing abundant resources for innovative ministry and diverse infrastructure projects and theological formation throughout the Canadian church. Leading the way in resourceful ministry since 1957, AFC has benefitted every diocese, hundreds of parishes, and thousands of Canadian Anglicans with the provision of financial support from coast to coast to coast.